MITCHELL – Phyllis Ann Connell, 77, passed away Monday, October 24, 2022.
Born April 8, 1945, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ishmael C. and Lena (Jones) Foddrill. She was the granddaughter of Reverend Delmar and Ella (Swango) Foddrill, and Evert and Mae Jones. Phyllis married Robert L. Connell November 29, 1963 and he survives.
Phyllis graduated from Mitchell High School in 1963 and she had been employed at Mitchell Community Schools since 1978. She was raised in the Pentecostal church. She was a weekly follower of Joel Osteen and liked to watch Gaither gospel videos. Phyllis loved spending time with her family, shopping with her daughter, and going to her grandsons’ sporting events.
Surviving are her husband, Robert L. Connell of Mitchell; daughter, Kathi Root of Bloomington; grandsons, Kyle Root and Cody Root of Bloomington; and brother, Kenny (Pat) Foddrill of Bedford.
Her parents; grandparents; and brothers, Charles Foddrill, Wayne “Bill” Foddrill, and Robert “Bob” Foddrill preceded her in death.
Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 29, at Bass Cemetery with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will follow.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society
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